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Press release date: April 18, 2013

NFC[1] technology from ST successfully passes all tests and certifications

Geneva – STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader supplying customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that its Near Field Communication (NFC) controller is being used by NEC CASIO Mobile Communications in the exciting G’zOne CA-201L smartphone, based on Android. The phone is initially targeted to the operator LGU+ in Korea.

ST’s NFC controller IC supports all NFC use cases, and can coordinate multiple NFC secure apps stored in several secure locations, such as the SWP -SIM[2] and SWP-microSD Card or Embedded Secure Element. The corresponding NFC software stack from Stollmann E+V GmbH, running on the terminal host, supports all Google Android versions, including the latest Jelly Bean operating system.

“With the growing interest in mobile payment schemes, including NFC capabilities and a compatible Secure Element on our new phones was an important feature,” said Yoshifumi Sakaguchi, General Manager, Common Platform Development Division, NEC CASIO Mobile Communications, Ltd. “The ease of integration, excellent performance, and power profile of the ST NFC controller and secure element made it an excellent choice for our G’zOne CA-201L smartphone.”

ST’s NFC devices enable cost-effective solutions with state-of-the-art RF performance. The optimized device design delivers exceptional value for money. In particular, the RF unit design can decrease the overall system bill-of-materials and therefore minimize the PCB area required for integration. The devices meet the latest requirements in RF performance, ensuring optimal NFC user experiences and shortening time-to-market necessary for various application qualifications.

“We are very pleased to be selected for providing NFC functionality in the G’zOne CA-201L smartphone,” said Marie-France Florentin, General Manager, Secure Microcontrollers Division, STMicroelectronics. “Having quickly passed all necessary interoperability tests, including those for Korea’s T-money e-transport and -payment technology, and leveraging ST’s leadership in SIM Secure Elements hardware that aids interoperability, ST’s NFC controller in the G’zOne CA-201L smartphone will soon enable innovative contactless services to end users in Korea.”

About STMicroelectronics
ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2012, the Company’s net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com.

[1] Near Field Communication enables smartphones and other mobile appliances to connect wirelessly to a wide range of contactless cards and devices. While mobile payment is a key application for the technology, NFC can also be used to deliver many additional innovative services and personalized marketing messages through customers’ smartphones.

2 Single-Wire Protocol –Subscriber Identity Module

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